Massachusetts’ enduring metal outfit, SHADOWS FALL, have offered a sneak peek into the fresh material they’re presently crafting alongside producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris
During a recent appearance on “The Jasta Show” podcast, SHADOWS FALL singer Brian Fair spoke about the possibility of new music from the band. He said: “I will finally say there are riffs that are turning into skeletons that might become songs. Now, what happens with them, where they go, we’ll see. But once we started jamming [for the recent reunion shows], we were, like, ‘What’s the point of doing this without writing new riffs?’
“And we had to make sure they were gonna sound like SHADOWS FALL; we didn’t wanna come out of nowhere with something different, out of left field. But so far, they’re coming together, man, and I’m stoked on what I’m hearing. So hopefully that’ll continue, that’ll continue on. But as far as dropping a whole record… Who knows? These days it’s different anyway. Shit, we can just drop a few random singles and then see where it goes. But I’m excited that we’re writing, that we’re doing things. And so far what I’ve heard has been amazing… I haven’t really committed, but we are finally getting our shit together and getting some riffs together.”
Fair also added that SHADOWS FALL is also not currently signed to any record label. “We’re free and clear,” he explained. “We were luckily free and clear for a while, so even our last couple of records were done kind of on our own terms.”
Marking a significant event, SHADOWS FALL returned to the stage in December 2021 with their first reunion show at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, their hometown. This hometown performance was a poignant moment for the band members, including Fair, and it sparked a series of subsequent shows. Among these appearances were sets at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia, the Furnace Fest in Birmingham, Alabama, and Milwaukee Metal Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Back in August 2014, SHADOWS FALL released a statement outlining their challenges with financial constraints, which ultimately made it near-impossible for the band to sustain itself as a full-time endeavor. A year later, in August 2015, the band embarked on several reunion shows along the U.S. East Coast, following their previously touted “final” European tour.
The band’s most recent album, “Fire From The Sky,” was unleashed in May 2012 via Razor & Tie. This release saw a debut at No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart, driven by approximately 10,000 initial copies sold in the United States during its debut week.
In the realm of individual pursuits, SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has joined forces with OVERKILL, while guitarist Jon Donais has taken his place as a member of ANTHRAX.
Furthermore, the musical endeavors of Donais and SHADOWS FALL guitarist Matt Bachand have led them to launch a new project named LIVING WRECKAGE. This collective venture features not only Donais and Bachand but also guitarist Matt LeBreton (DOWNPOUR), drummer Jon Morency (LET US PREY), and vocalist Jeff Gard (DEATH RAY VISION), forging a fresh creative path for its talented members.